Apr 17, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Physics, BS


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Program Coordinator: Mark Sprague (C-209 Howell Science Complex; 252-328-6739; spraguem@ecu.edu)

The bachelor of science in physics has two concentrations – professional and research. The professional concentration is for students interested in employment in technical fields, teaching physics and physical science in secondary schools, or in graduate study in health fields (e.g. dentistry, medicine, and physical therapy), business, engineering, environmental science, or related technical fields, depending on elective choices. The research concentration is for students interested in graduate study in physics.

Minimum degree requirement is 120 s.h. of credit as follows:

1. General education including those listed below - 40 s.h.


(For information about courses that carry general education credit see General Education Program.)

2. Concentrations - 29-41 s.h.


(Choose one of the following areas of concentration.)

Note:


Electives for the professional concentration may include PHYS 2716, PHYS courses above 2999 and/or CHEM 3950. A maximum of 3 s. h. of independent study courses (PHYS 2716, PHYS 3516, PHYS 3517, PHYS 3518, PHYS 3716, PHYS 3717, and PHYS 3718) may be used to fulfill the 9 s. h. of electives requirement. PHYS 4950 may not count as an elective. 

Note:


Note: Electives for the research concentration may include a maximum of 3 s. h. of independent study courses (PHYS 2716, PHYS 3516, PHYS 3517, PHYS 3518, PHYS 3716, PHYS 3717, and PHYS 3718). PHYS 4950 may not count as an elective. 
 

3. Cognates - 18-20s.h.


(Choose a set of cognates according to selected area of concentration.)

4. Electives to complete requirements for graduation.


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